Science Fiction (Grades 2-4)

Brown, Jeff.  Stanley in Space.  J FIC Brown // JPB B
When the residents of a far-distant planet send a message to Earth asking for someone to meet with them, the President of the United States asks Stanley Lambchop, an all-American boy, to be his ambassador.

Dallimore, Jan.  Captain Cal and the Garbage Planet.  J FIC Dallimore
Space adventurer Captain Cal and his crew come to the rescue when messy aliens litter the entire galaxy with their garbage.

Dillon, Barbara. My Stepfather Shrank! J FIC Dillon
Nine-year-old Mallory discovers that her new stepfather has been shrunk accidentally and tries to return him to normal size before her mother gets home.

Etra, Jonathan.  Aliens For Lunch.  J PB E
When their bag of microwave popcorn explodes and a space alien emerges, Richard and Henry join him on a top secret interstellar mission to save the desserts of the universe.

Fleischman, Sid.  The 13th Floor : A Ghost Story.  J FIC Fleischman
When his older sister disappears, twelve-year-old Buddy Stebbins follows her back in time and finds himself aboard a seventeenth-century pirate ship captained by a distant relative.

Hopper, Ada.  March of the Mini Beasts.  J FIC Hopper
Three second-graders who love science get thrown in a wild spiral of adventures after meeting their reclusive neighbor, Dr. Gustav Bunsen. When Dr. Bunsen’s growth ray hits a crate of animal figurines, the toys not only start growing, but also come to life.

Service, Pamela. Stinker from Space. J FIC Service
An agent of the Sylon Confederacy, fleeing from enemy ships, crash lands on Earth, transfers his mind to the body of a skunk, and enlists the aid of two children in getting back to his home planet.

Waugh, Sylvia.  Space Race.  J FIC Waugh
When he learns that he and his father must soon leave Earth, eleven-year-old Thomas Derwent is upset, but a terrible accident that separates the two of them makes Thomas’s situation much worse

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